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  • Iraqi Christian family now refugees
    Interfaith Council statement on ISIS
    On Wednesday, the Interfaith Council of San Francisco released a statement concerning the deadly attacks on religious communities in the territory currently dominated by ISIS, the self-styled "Islamic State."In the past several months,...
  • Parliament of World Religions
    Parliament of World Religions Coming to the US in 2015
    An Opportunity to Participate in the Interfaith Movement“America is the home base of the interfaith movement and it’s about time the Parliament come back home. The Parliament in 2015 will strengthen the interfaith movement through our...
  • Prophet Muhammad's Charter of Privileges to Christians
    Prophet Muhammad's Charter of Privileges and Protection to Christians
    When Christians, Jews, others and governments violate Muslims it is wrong. Equally wrong is when Muslims and Muslim governments violate those of other faiths. The world is in turmoil here and abroad. When we see in Iraq and elsewhere killing and...
  • URI Global Council members
    URI Global Council meets in the Bay Area
    The Franciscan brothers who oversaw the construction in 1822 of the adobe building and wall that still stand in the heart of Santa Clara University probably would have found last week's banquet dinner inconceivable. People from around the...
  • Faith communities come together to protest anti-Muslim Metro bus ad
    Faith communities come together to protest anti-Muslim Metro bus ad
    Taking clear advantage of the American constitutional right to free speech, Pamela Geller, an outspoken opponent of Islam, has embarked on another anti-Islam Metro bus ad campaign. The ad depicts photos of Adolf Hitler with an Islamic leader, Haji...
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    Funding interfaith projects is a difficult challenge
    "Relishing fundraising may be the rarest character trait of all among faith-based and interfaith leadership groups." So writes the Rev. Paul Chaffee in his editorial introduction to the most recent issue of "The Interfaith Observer ...
  • Jewish awakening
    Finding our Song (a message to baby boomers)
    How old are we really when we find our song in life? Once we find it, can we loose it? Can we have more than one Song?Growing up I remember being in the car with my parents and asking them to turn on the radio from the backseat. I would request a...
  • Sheriff Scott meets with interfaith action group BREAD to discuss Mexican IDs
    Sheriff Scott meets with interfaith action group BREAD to discuss Mexican IDs
    Members of a religious coalition for social justice were disappointed on Monday when no city or county officials attended its Nehemiah Action to talk about accepting theMatrícula Consularas identification for Mexicanimmigrants in central Ohio. But...
  • B.R.E.A.D. Nehemiah Action 2014
    Local officials ignore BREAD invitation to discuss Matrícula Consular ID
    On Monday evening, members of the interfaith coalition BREAD wanted to hear from city and county leaders about the possibility of accepting theMatrícula Consular as a form of ID for Mexican nationals living in central Ohio. Columbus Mayor Michael...
  • Ohio faith communities organize for fracking awareness
    Ohio faith communities organize for fracking awareness
    With the growth of the fracking industry, Ohio is facing an environmental and social justice crisis. Permits have been given for more than 1,100 frack wells, and 4,000 are anticipated by 2016. There may eventually be 100,000 wells in Ohio and...
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    World Interfaith Harmony Week Breakfast seeks understanding by breaking bread
    The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on in 2010 by King Abdullah II of Jordan; it was unanimously adopted by the UN and has since been observed the first week of every February.During this week we are...
  • Religious perspectives
    To revive and renew: A pluralistic understanding
    We live in a world of religious diversity that includes a range of spiritual perspectives. This diversity includes pretty much everything from global faith traditions to atheists who consider religion as an infantile delusion or “the sigh of...
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week
    Fremont celebrates World Interfaith Harmony Week
    World Interfaith Harmony Week is entering its fourth year of celebrations intended to highlight the importance and value of mutual understanding and cooperation between diverse religious communities around the world. Proposed in response to the...
  • Sunday: Interfaith prayer service for peace in Corpus Christi parish
    Sunday: Interfaith prayer service for peace in Corpus Christi parish
    Each month theColumbus Faith Coalition Against Gun Violence holds a one-hour prayer/meditation for peace at a different central Ohio faith congregation. In Januarythe theme of the service will be"Racial and Ethnic Violence."The...
  • Group Meditation
    Meditation and the evolution of human consciousness
    What if you had a self-help tool that could be the means for helping you evolve beyond your lowest propensities, helping you to live an abundant life, and be an asset to your own well-being and to that of humankind in general? Meditation could be...